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Post by The Stratmangler » Sat May 05, 2012 4:50 pm

My latest squeeze

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Lovely instrument to play, the compound radius fingerboard is a joy in itself, and there are loads of interesting pickup configurations too.

I'm well chuffed with it :D
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Post by chris661 » Sat May 05, 2012 5:56 pm

Not bad. Not bad at all.

My first guitar has the same HSS pickup configuration. I really like using the humbucker with distortion - some great sounds there.

Just don't, um, mangle it.

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Post by andrew Ivimey » Sat May 05, 2012 9:21 pm

but the humbucker (there) - that's not a strat!
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Post by The Stratmangler » Sat May 05, 2012 11:11 pm

andrew Ivimey wrote:but the humbucker (there) - that's not a strat!
Tell Fender that - they put it there 8)

Truth be told, I'm not a great fan of the normal Strat bridge pickup on its own.
Mix that bridge pickup with the middle one and the sound is great, but for me the bridge on its own doesn't really do it.
Apart from the one in the Clapton model I tried. That sounded great on its own.
I just wasn't smitten with the overall feel of the Clapton model, whereas the beauty in the picture had me heads down for a good forty minutes in the shop.
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Post by Dave the bass » Sun May 06, 2012 9:39 am

Woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

It's even got a gear change lever to increase speed during solo's and 'eavy bits of riffage!

Nice one Chris! I could tell you were excited on the phone. It was the dribble coming out the ear piece that gave it away :-)

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Post by Nick » Sun May 06, 2012 10:22 am

Ahh, that explains the missed phone call, Sorry Chris, one day I will get used to carrying my phone with me :-)
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Post by Mike H » Sun May 06, 2012 11:44 am

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Post by david C » Sun May 06, 2012 12:03 pm

that is fabulous Chris,
good to see that Fender have moved with the times,

most of us oldies prefer the single pick up but that's because we grew up with Buddy Holly and Hank Marvin, can you imagine if Bert Weedon had played one :)
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Post by chris661 » Mon May 07, 2012 10:02 am

Chris,

Will this, by any chance, make it to Owston?

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Post by The Stratmangler » Mon May 07, 2012 10:18 am

chris661 wrote:Chris,

Will this, by any chance, make it to Owston?
Might do :wink:
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Post by david C » Mon May 07, 2012 12:33 pm

bit off topic but if I had the money I'd build something from here

http://www.warmoth.com/
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Post by chris661 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:46 pm

While we're on what we might like to buy, I'm saving up for one of these...

If I do well in my final A-level exams, that's what I'm treating myself to. If I like it, obviously - the local music shop can get one in for me to try, but I haven't done so yet.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRS-Santana-S ... 35b5cae533

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Post by The Stratmangler » Mon May 07, 2012 12:49 pm

david C wrote:bit off topic but if I had the money I'd build something from here

http://www.warmoth.com/
Funny you should mention it....

I was thinking something along those lines myself.
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Fender have their compound radius necks made by Warmoth.
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Post by pre65 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:52 pm

If money were no object, and I could learn to play it, something like this perhaps. :)

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Post by david C » Mon May 07, 2012 12:57 pm

here's another one
http://www.giffinguitars.com/

once upon a time when he lurked under Kew Bridge He made me a beautiful
custom Strat, sadly hard times struck and it had to go :cry:
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